14 January, 2014

Augustine on Scripture Interpreting Scripture

"Now, although I may not be able myself to refute the arguments of these men, I yet see how necessary it is to adhere closely to the clearest statements of the Scriptures, in order that the obscure passages may be explained by help of these, or, if the mind be as yet unequal to either perceiving them when explained, or investigating them whilst abstruse, let them be believed without misgiving…what can be plainer than the many weighty testimonies of the divine declarations...?"

Augustine, Anti-Pelagian Writings, Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers (Schaff et al), Series 1, Volume 5, Bk 3, ch 7, 'Proof of Original Sin in Infants'
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